The Silent War Between Osinbajo And Amosun…

How Ogun Governor Shunned Vice President’s Thanksgiving Only a fellow victor would want to be seen in the company of winners. So it proved over the weekend as outgoing Ogun Governor, Ibikunle Amosun was conspicuously absent at the thanksgiving service organized by vice president Yemi Osinbajo to mark President Buhari’s reelection victory. Like a vanquished foe who would rather die than receive the goblet of water from his conqueror, the governor remains recalcitrant, refusing to…

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Why Kano Governorship Election Cannot Stand

Last week’s governorship supplementary election in Kano State failed all democratic tests and electoral decency, writes Rotimi Williams For the simple reason that it is a critical swing state, elections in Kano State have always generated huge interests across all visible interests and amid key actors. At least, since the advent of the Fourth Republic, no one declared winner of a presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lost Kano to the opponent.…

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Defence Minister Blames Insurgency for Nigeria’s Declining Participation in Peace-keeping Operations

Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) weekend attributed Nigeria’s declining participation in global peace-keeping operations to the country’s concentration of military assets on the war against insurgency in the North-east. The minister’s position comes as the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) said it has killed a notorious Boko Haram Commander and 15 others in ongoing clearance operations in the Lake Chad Basin. Speaking at the United Nations Peace-keeping Ministerial Meeting on Uniformed Capabilities Performance and…

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Nigerian Stocks Now Cheapest among African Peers

A sustained bear rally in the Nigerian equities market led to decline of 1.24 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, thus making Nigerian equities the cheapest among its peers on the continent, THISDAY has learnt. Precisely, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index went down from 31,430.50 to close Q1 at 31,041.42, while market capitalisation shed N59 billion or 0.50 per cent from N11.731 trillion to N11.672 trillion. It was gathered that…

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